Donald Trump’s famous “big ego” finality got hit with reality as several video footages of how he was booed and heckled with “lock him up” chants at the World Series Game 5, went viral.
The crowd’s reaction is obviously a big blow to this U.S. president’s self-conceit, as he is well-known for making claims about huge crowds warmly receiving him, (even when there is none); or for saying he is the greatest and the most adored U.S. president ever (even if he is not.)
Apparently Trump was feeling smug and confident after having announced a few hours earlier that U.S. forces had succeeded in killing ISIL/ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Trump attended the 5th Game of the ongoing World Series, for the first and probably the last time, since he took the seat of power in the Oval Office.
The announcement of Trump’s presence was timed to follow a shot of US troops that was shown after the third inning. Apparently, Trump had expected the cheers for the U.S. troops to grow louder once his presence in the lower box was announced. That of course did not happen because the cheers all to soon faded and replaced with thunderous boos and shouts of lock-him-up.
Instead of receiving cheers of approval for the ISIS feat, the “lock-him-up” chant reminded him instead that majority of the American voters want him behind bars for abusing his presidential power. In fairness to Trump, he reacted with dignity by continuing to smile and wave at the small crowd of Trump supporters nearby.
No Tweets Coming from Donald Trump
Also known for being one to react fast with tweets to either praise or berate those who oppose him, Donald Trump’s tweeting fingers seemed to be at a loss on what to type. That is considering that Twitter flooded with various tweets; all reporting and reposting videos of the thunderous boos and heckling that went his way the moment the stadium attendees saw him on the big screen.
World Series Heckling Not the First Incident in which Trump’s Big Ego was Deflated
The World Series heckling brings to mind how Trump in his usual boisterous speech drew laughter instead of applause from the attendees of the UN General Assembly held in New York last year, September 2018. In addressing world leaders, state officials and diplomats coming from different countries, Trump simply repeated his favorite rally lines about “his administration having accomplished the most ever recorded in the history of the country.”
Surprised that the crowd laughed instead of giving him a round of applause, Trump could not keep himself from saying that he did not expect such a reaction. He later told reporters that he really intended to make the audience laugh.
The World Series heckling incident is different though, because it received real-time, worldwide media coverage..